MBARI creates and globally scales the visionary technologies required to explore, map, and understand our changing ocean.
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Explore deep-sea observations with this interactive guide.
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MBARI is a non-profit oceanographic research center advancing marine science and engineering to understand our changing ocean.
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The R/V Rachel Carson started its life as an oil field supply vessel (OSV) operating in the Gulf of Mexico. After a year-long search for a replacement vessel for the R/V Point Lobos and R/V Zephyr, MBARI purchased the OSV Odyssea Team on July 19, 2011. Following a 22-day transit from La Rose, Louisiana to Alameda, California and extensive refitting, she was christened by Julie Packard on July 21, 2012 at MBARI’s open house celebration.
The R/V Rachel Carson is MBARI’s coastal vessel. The vessel supports multi-purpose operations revolving around ROV and AUV deployments, offshore instrument deployments, and diving tasks. When switching between these activities, mobilization and reconfiguration of the vessel in port is required. Most vessel configurations can be completed in one day.